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Moroccan Carrot Salad

Moroccan carrot salad is a nice addition to any table or picnic.  Serve as part of a mezze or as you would any other salad.

Moroccan carrot salad in a white bowl on a white marble counter

Moroccan carrot salad was brought to Israel through Jewish immigrants from Morocco. 

Since then it’s become a popular addition to the Israeli mezze where “salatim” (salads) are served.

A mezze is a selection of small dishes served as appetizers in parts of the Middle East and Mediterranean. 

In Middle Eastern, where where alcohol is uncommon, mezze is often served as a part of multi-course meals. 

However, in Greece and Turkey, they function more as snacks while drinking or talking. Or at least so I’ve read.

In Israel, it tends to be a combination of the two. 

The salads and pickled foods are served at the beginning of a multi course meal. 

On the other hand, it is not unusual for alcohol to be a part of the meal.

Other popular additions are:

Yield: serves 6

Moroccan Carrot Salad

Moroccan carrot salad in a white bowl on a white marble counter

Moroccan salad is a favorite in Israeli mezze which are served at the beginning of any proper sit down meal. It is perfect for your mezze or as part of a picnic.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 4 carrots, peeled and chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon of sugar
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons oil*
  • Juice from half a lemon
  • Fresh coriander or parsley, chopped

Instructions

  1. Cook the carrots until al dente. Drain and pour in a bowl.
  2. Add paprika, cumin, salt, sugar, oil, and juice from half a lemon. Mix until evenly coated.

Notes

*you can use olive oil or any neutral oil

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Miranda

Wednesday 27th of May 2020

Love all your recipes. Especially at the mo as cooking for my Sephardi Israeli in laws. Have made your majadra, Moroccan carrots, chicken and few others! All have been fantastic. Thank you!

ElissaBeth

Wednesday 27th of May 2020

I'm so glad to hear that! Thank you :)

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